Netflix raises the prices of its customers - in America, but also for new customers in Germany. One reason for this is Fortnite's Battle Royale mode. In an official quarterly report of the streaming service, the company states: "We are more competing with (and losing more) Fortnite than HBO."
Netflix refers to the Screen time, the time people spend on screens. At the moment they are more likely to switch from Netflix series to Fortnite streams or simply play the colorful shooter themselves.
In an official report for all partners or project participants of the US company, the figures of the past financial year were published. The numbers are indeed positive, but probably not completely satisfactory for the streaming giant,
Fortnite has not just changed the gaming world in 2018. How the hype game got so big, we show you in the following video:
The reasons for this are in the above linked PDF:
We earn consumer screen time, both mobile and television, away from a very broad set of competitors. We compete with (and loose to) Fortnite more than HBO.
With this release, Netflix explains a problem that is currently affecting some companies. Because not only direct competition from the industry can be dangerous. Even non-industry services are increasingly becoming serious opponents.
And so it comes also to the competition of Netflix and Fortnite, which is even so large that it still stands above the direct and actually largest industry competitors HBO. We are curious to see what happens next to Fortnite and Disney + and other streaming services.